Fr James trained for the priesthood at Ripon College Cuddesdon near Oxford and was ordained in Birmingham Cathedral in 1993. He served two curacies in the Birmingham Diocese. He was appointed Team Vicar in Jarrow in the Diocese of Durham, Rector of three rural churches in Aberdeenshire for seven and a half years and for the last four years Priest-in-Charge of two churches near Huddersfield.
James is married to Alice who is a Methodist Local Preacher.
In September, the Revd Helen Chamberlain will become the Vicar of St Peter & St Paul and St Mark, Mansfield. Fr James will continue to be Associate Priest for the two churches with particular responsibility for St Mark’s. To find out more about the Revd Helen, see the website of here current Church: http://www.holytrinitycookham.org.uk/peopleandcontacts.htm
This is a picture of the Revd Helen and her husband Daven at a recent wedding anniversary (she says her fringe has nearly grown out now). We look forward to meeting them.
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John has been at St Mark’s since he was in small trousers, he even went to school in Henley Community Hall. Churchwardens are legally responsible for both the maintenance of the buildings and the worship that takes place inside them. As well as working to keep on top of repairs and organising things, John is captain of St Mark’s Boys Brigade.
David Ince first came to St Mark’s Church through the choir and hasn’t looked back since. With a professional background in peripatetic music teaching, he’s a lynch-pin in the musical life of the church and has recently taken on this extra challenge of being churchwarden. What kept him busiest before that was being Chair of the Bench of Justices of the Peace, ‘the voice of Trent Bridge Cricket’ and the Mansfield and Ashfield Echo – news media for people who are visually impaired.